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nychief
10-01-2005, 12:14 PM
Jesus, "Two for the Money" looks terrible.

Mr. Rat Fink
10-01-2005, 12:26 PM
I don't think Pacino's stooped low enough. Chevy Chase still holds the "Great Actor Turned Terrible" title.

Incidentally, Keanu Reeves has a firm hold on the "Worst Actor to Still Make Good Movies" position.

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-01-2005, 12:28 PM
gotta watch what you say about Al, he was the devil

nychief
10-01-2005, 12:28 PM
Whoa yeah!

Fried Meat Ball!
10-01-2005, 12:39 PM
:cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

Deberg_1990
10-01-2005, 12:48 PM
No worse than Matthew McCaunahey is he??

Jenson71
10-01-2005, 12:49 PM
Whoa yeah!

It's Hoo-ah.

TRing
10-01-2005, 12:56 PM
Come on now..

you can't hate on Al Pacino! especially if you haven't seen the movie.

Deberg_1990
10-01-2005, 12:58 PM
Come on now..

you can't hate on Al Pacino! especially if you haven't seen the movie.


True, dude is a walking Icon.....Hes had too many great perfomances to let one crappy one bring him down. Look how many crap movies DeNiro has made and nobody rags on him.

Jenson71
10-01-2005, 01:01 PM
I see alot of ragging on Deniro. In an ideal world, these two actors would be just as inspired as they were 30-35 years ago, but things change.

Deniro focuses alot on his Tribeca films and Pacino, well he's always been good at yelling, so he's still doing that.

Pitt Gorilla
10-01-2005, 01:03 PM
Uh, Chuck Norris wins in a landslide. Granted, he was never good.

Jenson71
10-01-2005, 01:06 PM
And Deniro is working on his film The Good Shephard in Long Island these days, which should be pretty decent.

Deberg_1990
10-01-2005, 01:06 PM
I see alot of ragging on Deniro. In an ideal world, these two actors would be just as inspired as they were 30-35 years ago, but things change.

Deniro focuses alot on his Tribeca films and Pacino, well he's always been good at yelling, so he's still doing that.


I still love the Coffee scene in "Heat" Man, two great actors trading jabs....just an awesume scene.

ZepSinger
10-01-2005, 01:12 PM
All great actors go thru their 'doin' sucky roles for the money' phase.

Bronco Billy, anyone?

No? How about Mars Attacks for Nicholson?

Z

Rausch
10-01-2005, 01:18 PM
Jesus, "Two for the Money" looks terrible.

I thought it looked pretty good, but all I've seen are the TV spots...

nychief
10-01-2005, 01:23 PM
It's Hoo-ah.


I stand Hoo-ah corrected.

Poster Nutbag
10-01-2005, 03:00 PM
I still love the Coffee scene in "Heat" Man, two great actors trading jabs....just an awesume scene.

But an aweful film. Michael Mann sometimes makes me never want to see movies again. Except maybe for The Insider.

KCChiefsMan
10-01-2005, 03:29 PM
I cant rag on Al Pacino, he's had too many good movies! Godfather 1 & 2, Cerpico, Scarface, Carlito's Way (and why are they making another movie with crappy actors?), Heat, Devil's Advocate. Thats just off the top of my head

KCChiefsMan
10-01-2005, 03:29 PM
But an aweful film. Michael Mann sometimes makes me never want to see movies again. Except maybe for The Insider.


I thought Heat was great

elvomito
10-01-2005, 04:06 PM
i saw the new carlitos way, and enjoyed it.
anyone seen simone?
i kinda feel strange that i liked that movie

OldTownChief
10-01-2005, 04:23 PM
http://www.killsometime.com/Audio/Al-Pacino.asp

ROFL

Deberg_1990
10-01-2005, 04:32 PM
But an aweful film. Michael Mann sometimes makes me never want to see movies again. Except maybe for The Insider.

WTF??? Are you talking about? Classic flick. Mann, IMO is one of our finest directors working today.

Redcoats58
10-01-2005, 05:04 PM
I have to take the majoritys side on the heat was a great movie bandwagon. I dont know how any red blooded american male couldn't like that movie.

Dr. Chief
10-01-2005, 11:43 PM
WTF??? Are you talking about? Classic flick. Mann, IMO is one of our finest directors working today.

I agree completely.

Kerberos
10-02-2005, 07:55 AM
Al is getting senile and you need to be able to see his point of view.

Maybe Skip can help you out.....

I'm partially senile. I'll translate!!!!!!!!! :D


Al really hasn't had a decent movie since Any Given Sunday IMHO.


Even that movie was just kind of so so for him.



.

stevieray
10-02-2005, 08:26 AM
I have to take the majoritys side on the heat was a great movie bandwagon. I dont know how any red blooded american male couldn't like that movie.

because fifty thousand rounds of ammo didn't hit one person.

Amnorix
10-02-2005, 08:39 AM
For as long as Keanu Reeves draws breath, this title is firmly held in his grasp.

Amnorix
10-02-2005, 08:40 AM
because fifty thousand rounds of ammo didn't hit one person.

So you hated the A-Team TV show too, right? (just checking your consistency meter :) )

Bowser
10-02-2005, 09:21 AM
For as long as Keanu Reeves draws breath, this title is firmly held in his grasp.

Don't hate on Canoe.

A little worthless trivia....Did you realize that Canoe put 200 mil in his pockets from the Matrix trilogy? More proof that once again, life is not fair.

Deberg_1990
10-02-2005, 09:23 AM
For as long as Keanu Reeves draws breath, this title is firmly held in his grasp.

I dont know...Paul Walker gives him a pretty good run for the title.

OldTownChief
10-02-2005, 11:11 AM
Al is getting senile and you need to be able to see his point of view.

Maybe Skip can help you out.....

:D


Al really hasn't had a decent movie since Any Given Sunday IMHO.


Even that movie was just kind of so so for him.



.


The locker room speech was awesome.

Fried Meat Ball!
10-02-2005, 12:42 PM
The locker room speech was awesome.
The scene juxtaposing Pacino and Farr with Ben Hur was ****ing brilliant.

Fried Meat Ball!
10-04-2005, 12:25 PM
I'll update you tomorrow -- I've got a screener for this movie tonight.

BigRedChief
10-04-2005, 02:00 PM
Jesus, "Two for the Money" looks terrible.
WTF! Say hello to my little friend
http://porkypig.free.fr/1983/scarface.jpg

Thig Lyfe
10-04-2005, 02:01 PM
Bill Hader's Pacino on SNL was hilarious.

Brock
10-04-2005, 02:04 PM
He's been a one-trick pony for about 25 years.

jspchief
10-04-2005, 02:05 PM
Al Pacino has become a caricature of himself.

Donger
10-04-2005, 02:09 PM
"Bam! Hasta la vista! Sayonara! Auf Wiedersehen! Aloha! Au revoir! Arrivederci!"

Yes, Pacino bothers me.

A lot.

Fried Meat Ball!
10-04-2005, 02:09 PM
SCREW YOU ALL! Al Pacino is a ****ing ICON, leave him alone! :harumph:

Amnorix
10-04-2005, 02:11 PM
Don't hate on Canoe.

A little worthless trivia....Did you realize that Canoe put 200 mil in his pockets from the Matrix trilogy? More proof that once again, life is not fair.

:eek:

Yes, that is definitely an indication of life's unfairness. Like his acting made those movies what they were. :shake:

OldTownChief
10-04-2005, 05:50 PM
He's been a one-trick pony for about 25 years.


:hmmm: I think there are a bunch of good ones in here.

Rififi (2007)
Torch (2006)
88 Minutes (2006)
Two for the Money (2005)
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Angels in America (2003)
Gigli (2003)
The Recruit (2003)
People I Know (2002)
S1m0ne (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
The Insider (1999)
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
City Hall (1996)
Heat (1995)
Two Bits (1995)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992) (V)
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Dick Tracy (1990)
The Local Stigmatic (1990)
Sea of Love (1989)
Revolution (1985)
Scarface (1983)
Author! Author! (1982)
Cruising (1980)

Fried Meat Ball!
10-04-2005, 10:15 PM
Well, the flick was pretty decent. Now, I'm sucker for Pacino. As my MUCH older brother put it once, "Tim, you could watch Pacino take a dump and be thrilled." Now, he's got a point. I'm a HUGE Pacino fan... matter fact, my best my at my wedding said I had an unnatural fascination with the man... and he's right too. Nothing homoerotic about... he's just my absolute favorite in the world.

Now, on the other side of the coin... I ****ing hate Matthew McConaughey. More than life itself. So acting wise, it's a tossup. Actually, I really liked McConaughey in this film -- it's not his usual good ole boy role.

The movie is Wall Street with NY gamblers. I'd pay to see it.

:thumb:


BTW, a more thorough review MIGHT come sometime tomorrow. Right now, I'm tired.

Bowser
10-04-2005, 10:17 PM
Gigli ROFL

Fried Meat Ball!
10-04-2005, 10:19 PM
Gigli ROFL
He owed Martin Brest for his Oscar. Brest came to him and said, "Hey, Al... you remember that part I gave you in Scent of a Woman? I need a favor -- I have this TERRIBLE ****ING MOVIE that's gotta be made... and the only chance it has of being any good is two cameos. The small one I gave to Christopher Walken, but the big one I need you... you, babe."

KC Jones
10-04-2005, 10:27 PM
For as long as Keanu Reeves draws breath, this title is firmly held in his grasp.

My sentiments exactly.

Nzoner
01-19-2006, 07:17 PM
Finally got to see Two For The Money tonight,not great by any means but well worth the $1.99 rental fee.Pacino was decent with a couple of scenes that he really stood out in.

The football and gambling definitely held my interest and I got a chuckle out of seeing KC & New York playing in SUPER 40.

What I enjoyed more than anything was the interview with the real Brandon(played by McConaughey)on the special features and hearing him talk about winning and losing millions for people in a weekend.

Count Zarth
01-19-2006, 07:19 PM
The football and gambling definitely held my interest and I got a chuckle out of seeing KC & New York playing in SUPER 40.

WHAT.

I have to see this now.

John Matrix
01-19-2006, 07:26 PM
Two for the Money looks horrendous. You know Pacino's just going to yell his ass off and McConaghuey is going to walk around like the cock of the walk with his hair slicked back, trying to bone everything that walks.

Archie F. Swin
01-19-2006, 07:52 PM
I got 8 words for you


last five minutes of "....And Justice for All" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078718/)

Smed1065
01-19-2006, 07:59 PM
Jesus, "Two for the Money" looks terrible.


Is this the worst Poster on earth? I would say each to their own opinion but this far off has to be off or just DUH!

Thig Lyfe
01-19-2006, 08:36 PM
Is this the worst Poster on earth? I would say each to their own opinion but this far off has to be off or just DUH!

???

Halfcan
01-19-2006, 08:54 PM
Al was good in Scarface and the Godfather movies-other than that-I could do without him.

savedin79
01-19-2006, 11:12 PM
He's a has been!

Demonpenz
01-20-2006, 12:30 AM
just throwing deniro out there. I saw deer hunter a couple weeks ago. Creeped me out for like 2 days. I kept on having a dream of someone slapping me until i played russian roulette

greg63
01-20-2006, 12:40 AM
I don't think Pacino's stooped low enough. Chevy Chase still holds the "Great Actor Turned Terrible" title.

Incidentally, Keanu Reeves has a firm hold on the "Worst Actor to Still Make Good Movies" position.
I have it on good authority that Don Knots holds that distinction. :p

Fried Meat Ball!
01-20-2006, 06:37 AM
:mad: :mad: :mad:


AL PACINO IS A GOD, I TELL YOU... A GOD!!! :cuss:

Brock
01-20-2006, 08:02 AM
:hmmm: I think there are a bunch of good ones in here.

Rififi (2007)
Torch (2006)
88 Minutes (2006)
Two for the Money (2005)
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Angels in America (2003)
Gigli (2003)
The Recruit (2003)
People I Know (2002)
S1m0ne (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
The Insider (1999)
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
City Hall (1996)
Heat (1995)
Two Bits (1995)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992) (V)
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Dick Tracy (1990)
The Local Stigmatic (1990)
Sea of Love (1989)
Revolution (1985)
Scarface (1983)
Author! Author! (1982)
Cruising (1980)

About 5-7 by my count.

Fried Meat Ball!
01-20-2006, 08:09 AM
About 5-7 by my count.
Just guessing, but there's probably 10 there you haven't even seen (or maybe heard of).

Brock
01-20-2006, 08:11 AM
Just guessing, but there's probably 10 there you haven't even seen (or maybe heard of).

well, I certainly didn't see SimOne. I don't think I needed to.

Fried Meat Ball!
01-20-2006, 08:13 AM
I counted 15 in that list that qualify as very good. And that list isn't complete. Here's the ones Brock left off:

...And Justice for All (1979)
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Serpico (1973)
Scarecrow (1973)
The Godfather (1972)
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Out of It (1969)
Me, Natalie (1969)

Fried Meat Ball!
01-20-2006, 08:15 AM
well, I certainly didn't see SimOne. I don't think I needed to.
Sim1one was a satyrical indictment of Hollywood. And it was ****ing hilarious, if you realize it's satire.

Brock
01-20-2006, 08:18 AM
I counted 15 in that list that qualify as very good. And that list isn't complete. Here's the ones Brock left off:

...And Justice for All (1979)
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Serpico (1973)
Scarecrow (1973)
The Godfather (1972)
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Out of It (1969)
Me, Natalie (1969)

I didn't leave them off. The criteria was the past 25 years.

Fried Meat Ball!
01-20-2006, 08:20 AM
If itís been released, Iíve seen and I own it.



Rififi (2007) -- havenít seen, not released
Torch (2006)-- havenít seen, not released
88 Minutes (2006)-- havenít seen, not released
Two for the Money (2005) -- decent, not great, but not bad
The Merchant of Venice (2004) -- outstanding
Angels in America (2003) -- outstanding
Gigli (2003) -- terrible film, his part wasnít bad, but GAWD-AWFUL movie
The Recruit (2003) -- meh... not great
People I Know (2002) -- meh... not great
S1m0ne (2002) -- great
Insomnia (2002) -- fan-****ing-tastic
Chinese Coffee (2000) -- havenít seen, not released
Any Given Sunday (1999) -- not bad if you like Oliver Stone
The Insider (1999) -- fan-****ing-tastic
The Devil's Advocate (1997) -- meh... not great
Donnie Brasco (1997) -- fan-****ing-tastic
City Hall (1996) -- not bad
Heat (1995) -- outstanding
Two Bits (1995) -- underrated, VERY good
Carlito's Way (1993) -- excellent
Scent of a Woman (1992) -- he got an Oscar for this one, great film
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) -- absolutely brilliant
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992) (V) -- DUH
Frankie and Johnny (1991) -- not bad
The Godfather: Part III (1990) -- decent, just not up to par with the other Godfather movies
Dick Tracy (1990) -- underrated, very enjoyable
The Local Stigmatic (1990) -- havenít seen, not released
Sea of Love (1989) -- return after four-year hiatus, good film
Revolution (1985) -- blah
Scarface (1983) -- DUH
Author! Author! (1982) -- decent, not great
Cruising (1980) -- not good
...And Justice for All (1979) -- AMAZING
Bobby Deerfield (1977) -- blah
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) -- AMAZING
The Godfather: Part II (1974) -- AMAZING
Serpico (1973) -- AMAZING
Scarecrow (1973) -- not bad
The Godfather (1972) -- DUH
The Panic in Needle Park (1971) -- very good
Out of It (1969) -- havenít seen it
Me, Natalie (1969) -- bad (Pacinoís part is less than 2 minutes of screen time)

Fried Meat Ball!
01-20-2006, 08:23 AM
I didn't leave them off. The criteria was the past 25 years.
Oh, sorry. I didn't realize. I didn't go back and re-read the thread. :(

jspchief
01-20-2006, 08:30 AM
Like I said earlier, Pacino has become a caricature of himself. He's taken some of the great scenes he's known for and it has become his entire acting repertoire. Everything is either yelling or uber-intense over-acting.

I can barely imagine him playing a more subtle character like what he played in The Godfather or Serpico.

And that scene with Deniro in Heat has to be the most over-rated scene in cinema.

siberian khatru
01-20-2006, 08:35 AM
:hmmm: I think there are a bunch of good ones in here.

Rififi (2007)
Torch (2006)
88 Minutes (2006)
Two for the Money (2005)
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Angels in America (2003)
Gigli (2003)
The Recruit (2003)
People I Know (2002)
S1m0ne (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
The Insider (1999)
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
City Hall (1996)
Heat (1995)
Two Bits (1995)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992) (V)
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Dick Tracy (1990)
The Local Stigmatic (1990)
Sea of Love (1989)
Revolution (1985)
Scarface (1983)
Author! Author! (1982)
Cruising (1980)


Here's some heresy:

I liked "Author! Author!"

And I think "Scarface" is overrated.

Brock
01-20-2006, 08:37 AM
Like I said earlier, Pacino has become a caricature of himself. He's taken some of the great scenes he's known for and it has become his entire acting repertoire. Everything is either yelling or uber-intense over-acting.

I can barely imagine him playing a more subtle character like what he played in The Godfather or Serpico.

And that scene with Deniro in Heat has to be the most over-rated scene in cinema.

conflict, resolution, impassioned speech at the end, rinse repeat.

Wile_E_Coyote
01-20-2006, 08:49 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see Pacino in a Ernest goes to... movie & that dude's dead

Fried Meat Ball!
01-20-2006, 08:58 AM
:cuss:

You all can kiss my tubby, pasty-white ass!